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Department of Anthropology

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Graduate Programs

Take a critical social science perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and/or aging.

About Us

Our faculty members have backgrounds in economics, human geography, political science, social work, and sociology. These disciplines provide the multiple lens through which we view health and aging.

Undergraduate Programs

Our BA programs in Health Studies and Gerontology provide a multi-disciplinary focus on the study of aging and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics and issues in gerontology.


Research in the Department of Health Aging and Society examines a wide range of issues and topics related to the fields of health studies and social gerontology.

Latest News & Events

#HASTALKS: The Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI Research: A Focus on Indigenous Method

What makes it possible for people with HIV to live longer and better lives? Randy Jackson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging & Society and in the School of Social Work, McMaster University, and Renée Masching, Co-Director of the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) and Director of Research and Policy with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, will discuss some insights that might be found among Canada's Aboriginal communities.
Feb 12, 2020

Application Deadline Extended for 2020-21 Health, Aging & Society Graduate Programs

The application deadline for the three graduate programs offered by the Department of Health, Aging & Society has been extended to FEBRUARY 12, 2020 for September 2020 admission.
Jan 27, 2020

#HASTALKS: Social Disadvantage, Gentrification and Chronic Conditions in Seniors

Co-hosted by the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Ronica Rooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, and Director of Online Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, will discuss her research, which will examine relationships between social disadvantage, community environments, particularly gentrification, and prevalent chronic conditions and management in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jan 22, 2020

It's Back! #HASTALKS Winter 2020

#HASTALKS brings together bright minds to discuss a wide range of subjects that foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter in our field. Join us for the upcoming Winter 2020 sessions. All are welcome!
Jan 15, 2020

Grad School Livestream Q&A on November 20, 2019!

Are you applying for a graduate program (MA or PhD) offered by the Department of Health, Aging & Society? Do you have questions about our graduate programs or the application process? Join our Livestream Q&A as we answer your questions!
Nov 07, 2019

Health, Aging & Society Graduate Programs Now Accepting Applications for 2020-21

Applications for the three graduate programs offered by the Department of Health, Aging & Society are now being accepted for September 2020 admission.
Oct 22, 2019